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Interacting with Emotional Virtual Agents

  • Elisabetta Bevacqua
  • Florian Eyben
  • Dirk Heylen
  • Mark ter Maat
  • Sathish Pammi
  • Catherine Pelachaud
  • Marc Schröder
  • Björn Schuller
  • Etienne de Sevin
  • Martin Wöllmer
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 78)

Abstract

Sensitive Artificial Listener (SAL) is a multimodal dialogue system which allows users to interact with virtual agents. Four characters with different emotional traits engage users is emotionally coloured interactions. They not only encourage the users into talking but also try to drag them towards specific emotional states. Despite the agents very limited verbal understanding, they are able to react appropriately to the user’s non-verbal behaviour. The demonstrator shows an final version of the fully autonomous SAL system.

Keywords

Embodied Conversational Agents human-machine interaction 

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References

  1. 1.
    Schröder, M.: The semaine api: Towards a standards-based framework for building emotion-oriented systems. In: Advances in Human-Computer Interaction 2010 (2010)Google Scholar

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© ICST Institute for Computer Science, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Elisabetta Bevacqua
    • 1
  • Florian Eyben
    • 3
  • Dirk Heylen
    • 4
  • Mark ter Maat
    • 4
  • Sathish Pammi
    • 2
  • Catherine Pelachaud
    • 1
  • Marc Schröder
    • 2
  • Björn Schuller
    • 3
  • Etienne de Sevin
    • 5
  • Martin Wöllmer
    • 3
  1. 1.CNRS ParisTechParisFrance
  2. 2.DFKI GmbHSaarbrückenGermany
  3. 3.Technische Universität MünchenGermany
  4. 4.Universiteit TwenteThe Netherlands
  5. 5.Université Pierre et Marie CurieParisFrance

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